There is no clarity as to what projects Chase will spearhead. However, this could mean that he might explore deeper into the Sopranos' universe, a move that will be welcomed by the cult show's fans.
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David Chase, best known for his crime drama series The Sopranos, has signed a five-year, first look deal with Warner Media to create content for HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros Pictures.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that there is no clarity from media group as to what projects Chase will spearhead. However, this could mean that he might explore deeper into the Sopranos' universe, a move that will be welcomed by the cult show's fans.
Casey Bloys, chief content officer of HBO and HBO Max spoke about this partnership in a statement quoted by THR. He said that the network is greatful for this new collaboration with Chase.
Chase's deal with HBO comes right alongside the release of The Sopranos' prequel film The Many Saints of Newark that opened in US cinemas and on HBO Max recently. The gangster film takes a look at the early days of Tony Soprano.
The film was received with mixed reviews, and CNBC writes that The Many Saints... has earned $5 million at the North American box office over its opening weekend. The projected box office earnings though were around $7 million to $12 million. It is among the many films this year that opted for a hybrid release like The Suicide Squad, In the Heights, and Space Jam: A New Legacy.
Chase had previously told Uproxx that he is open to making a sequel to The Many Saints of Newark with Michael Gandolfini reprising the role of a young Tony Soprano. He explained he would like to "explore something about Tony that hasn't been explored, in his youth, in his 20s."
Chase has also worked on The Rockford Files, I'll Fly Away, and Northern Exposure.